Before (song)

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"Before"
Before-PetShopBoys.jpg
Single by Pet Shop Boys
from the album Bilingual
B-side"The Truck Driver and His Mate", "Hit and Miss", "In the Night '95"
Released22 April 1996
FormatCD single, 12", Cassette single
Recorded1995
GenreHouse
Length4:32 (album version)
4:05 (edit)
LabelParlophone (UK)
EMI / Atlantic (US)
Songwriter(s)Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe
Producer(s)Pet Shop Boys, Danny Tenaglia
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
"Paninaro '95"
(1995)
"Before"
(1996)
"Se a vida é (That's the Way Life Is)"
(1996)

"Before" is a single by UK electronic music group Pet Shop Boys released as the first single from the group's 1996 album Bilingual. The single, upon its release, peaked at number seven on the UK Singles Chart and number four in Finland. In the US, it reached number one on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD1: Parlophone CDRS 6431

  1. "Before" – 4:05
  2. "The Truck Driver and His Mate" – 3:33
  3. "Hit and Miss" – 4:05
  4. "In the Night '95" – 4:17

UK CD2: Parlophone CDR 6431

  1. "Before" (Classic Paradise mix) – 7:56
  2. "Before" (Aphrodisiac mix) – 7:27
  3. "Before" (Hed Boys Mad mix) – 7:33
  4. "Before" (extended mix) – 8:47
  5. "Before" (Danny Tenaglia mix) – 7:15

UK 3x12": Parlophone 12RX 6431

  1. "Before" (Underground mix) – 7:15
  2. "Before" (bonus dub) – 3:59
  3. "Before" (Underground instrumental) – 7:15
  4. "Before" (bonus beats) – 3:59
  5. "Before" (Classic Paradise mix) – 7:56
  6. "Before" (Aphrodisiac mix) – 7:27
  7. "Before" (Hed Boys mix) – 7:33
  8. "Before" (dub) – 4:53
  9. "Before" (extended mix) – 8:47

US 5" CD maxi-single: Atlantic 85489-2

  1. "Before" (Album version) – 4:05
  2. "Before" (D.T.'s after mix) – 8:46
  3. "Before" (Classic Paradise mix Love to Infinity) – 7:56
  4. "Before" (Joey Negro's Hed Boys mix) – 7:35
  5. "Before" (Joey Negro's Before dub) – 4:55
  6. "Before" (Tenaglia's underground mix) – 7:17
  7. "Before" (Tenaglia's bonus beats) – 4:03
  8. "Before" (D.T.'s twilo dub) – 8:57
  9. "Before" (Tenaglia's bonus dub) – 4:03

US enhanced CD single: Atlantic 87049-2

  1. "Before" (Album version)
  2. "The Truck Driver and His Mate"
  3. "Hit and Miss"
  • including "Before" video

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 25
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 38
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[3] 79
Canada Dance/Urban (RPM)[4] 19
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[5] 4
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 45
Italy (Hit Parade Italia)[7] 15
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[8] 8
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 10
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 31
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[11] 7
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[12] 7
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[13] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Pet Shop Boys – Before". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Pet Shop Boys – Before" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 9911." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Dance/Urban: Issue 9931." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Pet Shop Boys: Before" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Pet Shop Boys – Before". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  7. ^ "HitParadeItalia - Top20 del 04 Maggio 1996". Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Pet Shop Boys – Before". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Pet Shop Boys – Before". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Pet Shop Boys Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Pet Shop Boys Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 11 April 2018.

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